About Us

darya salon nantucket

The Salon


Darya Salon & Spa is a year round full service salon and spa located in the heart of downtown Nantucket. Our services include the latest techniques and trends, using only high end products to reach the finest results. Darya Salon and Spa is a leading salon in the wedding industry on Nantucket, garnering recognition from the best bridal magazines such as: Style Me Pretty, WellWed, Nantucket Living, Boston Magazine, Southern Living, Nantucket Weddings and N Magazine. Visit Darya Salon and Spa to experience innovative beauty services in a fresh modern atmosphere, while you enjoy our beautiful island!


Our Mission: ” We strive to customize your individual beauty experience by providing the highest level of educated professionals. Our passion is our commitment to you, 30 miles out to sea.”


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Darya Afshari

Owner/ Master Hairstylist/ Colorist/ Bridal Hair Specialist


At the age of eleven Darya Afshari entered the world of beauty through summers spent at her uncle’s salons in eastern Massachusetts. Always admiring her aunts and uncle’s creative eye and professionalism with clients,  by her early teens she was convinced that the beauty industry was the best career for her. Growing up in Florida as the daughter of an engineer and entrepreneur, she was always pushed academically. However her passions were always in the 3-dimensional arts; pottery and sculpting.


While studying fine arts in college with no definite direction for her future career, her father Reza reminded her of a career in cosmetology like her uncles. Upon graduation Darya felt fulfilled. Moving to New England, after working and apprenticing under her uncle for three years she felt confident to take the next step. In 2002 Darya moved to Nantucket and worked very hard to advance her techniques in cutting and color when along the way she was reacquainted to the hair form of sculpting; up-styling. As the wedding industry grew in Nantucket so did Darya and her colleagues popularity. With numerous write-ups and recognition in many local, Boston and Cape magazines, it was without a doubt, “our thing”. However not our only thing! This was our opportunity to express to our clients the importance of great skin products and skin regiment.


As the business grows so does her eagerness to explore and perfect other avenues of the industry, by bringing in brilliant colorist, estheticians, massage therapist, nail techs, makeup artist, and medical spa therapist. “Our intent is to influence our clients, to let us educate them in the world we love the most the progressively changing world of beauty and health.”